Innovative Cities Lecture – Restoring Fish and Aquatic Organism Passage: A Milwaukee River Watershed Case Study.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
Location: Architecture and Urban Planning Building 345

Andrew Struck, Planning and Parks Department Director for Ozaukee County will discuss the planning of fish and aquatic organism passage programs, explore the challenges of managing aquatic organism passages, and review monitoring programs and benchmarks for ensuring aquatic passage success.

The lecture will last approximately 1 hour, with 15 minutes reserved for questions afterward.

About Steve Andrew:
Andrew Struck is the Director of the Planning and Parks Department for Ozaukee County, Wisconsin and has more than 20 years of experience in the planning, parks, habitat restoration and ecological / environmental fields. Throughout his career, he has worked on large-scale natural resource planning, protection, restoration and management issues. He specializes in natural resource planning and management, regional planning, environmental policy and planning, natural resource and environmental education, park, trail and recreation design and implementation and habitat protection and restoration, particularly fisheries / wildlife species conservation. He has successfully prepared several large federal, state and private grants including a $1.25 million award for a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality grant for multi-use trail development and is the Program Director and main point of contact for the current $7.25 million NOAA, USEPA and USFWS funded Milwaukee River Watershed Fish Passage Program. Andrew is responsible for developing and implementing several major plans including the Farmland Preservation Plan for Ozaukee County, the Park and Open Space Plan for Ozaukee County and the Multi-jurisdictional Comprehensive Plan for Ozaukee County. He is also responsible for the planning, development and maintenance of the Ozaukee County Park System, which includes nine County parks, two 18-hole golf courses, Ozaukee County’s snowmobile trails and the multi-use Ozaukee Interurban Trail. Andrew also serves on several planning and ecological/environmental professional advisory committees and non-profit Board of Directors including as President of the Milwaukee Audubon Society and Chairman of the Ozaukee Interurban Trail Advisory Council. Andrew has an M.S. in Applied Ecology/Regional Planning from Indiana University – Bloomington and a B.S. in Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Lecture attendees are eligible to receive 1.0 AICP Certificate Maintenance Credit for each lecture attended. All Innovative Cities Lectures count for 1.0 AICP CM credit.

An RSVP to peter559@uwm.edu is kindly requested, but not required.

Need Parking?
Please visit http://www4.uwm.edu/parking/visitors/campus_first_timers.cfm.
Pizza lunch and refreshments are provided.

Transit Information:
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee area is in a walkable, bike-able, urban neighborhood that is served by several transit lines, including the Milwaukee County Transit System, Badger Bus, and Wisconsin Coach Lines. Please consider utilizing public transit to get to UWM and avoid the hassle of parking.

Questions, comments?
Please contact Brian Peterson, Department of Urban Planning Project Assistant at peter559@uwm.edu.